Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Ashley Treadaway, Owner of Barre Envy, located in Delray Beach, FL, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I own a boutique Barre Studio in Downtown Delray Beach, FL. I specialize in personalized group fitness classes for women.
Tell us about yourself
I'm a CEO, Executive Fitness Trainer, and Delray Beach Community Leader. I've been the owner of Barre Envy for 6 years, the only luxury boutique barre studio in Delray. I also am the creator of The Barre Envy Method, a proprietary and innovative barre style that combines my former training as a professional ballerina with my passion to see others live young, increase strength and grow in self-confidence. I'm also a homeschool Mom of 2 teenage daughters. ☺️
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My biggest accomplishment as a business owner would have to be creating a community and atmosphere, unlike any gym or fitness studio. Clients truly feel like family, and everyone feels welcome, regardless of where they are on their fitness journey.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
I would have to say time management would be one of the hardest things as a business owner. One can get so wrapped up in all of the things that need to be done or things that you want to do that you can easily lose sight of what truly matters, which for me is quality time with my husband and 2 daughters.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Don't try to mimic what someone else is doing. Use your unique skills and gift sets, as that will set you apart!
- Remember what's important to you and always make that your focus!
- Invest in yourself by reading, getting a business coach, and networking! It takes a community to make one successful!
Where can people find you and your business?
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